According to Dr. Margaret Paul, one of the top ten signs of a healthy relationship is spontaneous warmth and affection. A romantic evening planned by you is an amazing and wonderful surprise for your wife. The first step is to really listen to her. Executing a perfectly romantic evening will depend greatly on the type of woman she is, what she likes and what she is passionate about. For example, if she doesn’t particularly like steak, don’t take her to the most expensive steakhouse in town for dinner.
If you have children, the first step is to get a babysitter. If you can, have your children stay the night with friends or relatives. Purchase any necessary items for the evening, including a small gift, card, candles, wine or other beverage, ingredients for dinner and anything else you anticipate needing.
Find a small surprise gift and a sweet card. Make it as unique as your wife is. If she truly loves orchids, buy her a beautiful orchid arrangement or plant. If she collects PEZ dispensers, track down one she doesn’t have and order it well in advance. Write in the card how much you love and appreciate her; don’t just sign your name. Wrap the gift and seal the card. Place it somewhere in the house where she’ll see it as soon as she walks in the door.